Sunday, October 24, 2010

Painting No. 50 - Spring Iris

6" x 6" - Oil on Canvas Board
NFS

Here's number 50 which is a special one for a couple of reasons. The first and obvious one is that I have FINALLY gotten to 50. It's taken forever to cross that line but better late than never.

The second and more important reason this one is special is that it was painted for my Mom. We celebrated her birthday on Friday (number 60 for her) and this was her gift from Les, Evi and I.

For as long as I can remember Mom has grown Irises. Growing up you could always count on the bed of Irises coming up and being around the house. I don't know if it's because I've always seen her tending to them but I've always loved them as well. I remember her doing watercolors of them and being amazed by the paintings. So in thinking about what to paint for her this stood above the rest.

So, there you go. Happy Birthday Mom - I love you.

2 comments:

  1. Love it!! Looks beautiful here on the blog, and it's even prettier in person :-)

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  2. Thank you so much for that sweet tribute and for the beautiful painting. I never had any idea you paid an ounce of attention to my irises!! It makes me happy to think you did, though, because I really do love them--and I really love you!!

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